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#2902207 - 08/09/12 10:02 PM Re: Favorite River/Creek Smallie Bait? [Re: Kimberman]
catman529
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 Originally Posted By: Kimberman
Live baits cheatin!
I didn't know fishing was a game? I thought it was about catching fish. Smallie fight just as hard when caught on live bait...
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#2903790 - 08/11/12 03:30 PM Re: Favorite River/Creek Smallie Bait? [Re: catman529]
ZachMarkus
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Zoom fat albert grub on a slider head, 6 inch watermelon red lizard Texas rigged, mepps rooster tail, but you can't beat live minnows or crawfish
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#2903860 - 08/11/12 05:05 PM Re: Favorite River/Creek Smallie Bait? [Re: ZachMarkus]
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BBB
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#2903914 - 08/11/12 06:15 PM Re: Favorite River/Creek Smallie Bait? [Re: monsterbuck07]
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 Originally Posted By: monsterbuck07
 Originally Posted By: Kimberman
Watermelon Zoom Fat Albert grub with a Slider style head.


^ This......


This again..... except chartreuse and pepper
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#2904859 - 08/12/12 07:41 PM Re: Favorite River/Creek Smallie Bait? [Re: Rockhound]
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Here is another one.
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#2904910 - 08/12/12 08:05 PM Re: Favorite River/Creek Smallie Bait? [Re: trealtree]
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I use a lot of the ones mentioned already but one of my favorites is a weightless T-rigged craw, like a baby Rage Tail or Zoom Chiggar Craw type bait. You can swing it in the current on a slow fall or fish it slow on the bottom in still water, but the real advantage is that you can work it on top like a buzzbait when it's weightless also. I get a better hook up % with the craw on top than with a real buzzer or the Ribbit type frogs.
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#2911793 - 08/18/12 07:49 AM Re: Favorite River/Creek Smallie Bait? [Re: trealtree]
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Bitsy tube has always been my favorite. When I use to do a good bit of wading small creeks that's all I would carry.
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#2913070 - 08/19/12 05:42 PM Re: Favorite River/Creek Smallie Bait? [Re: ghosthunter]
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Green punkin bitsy bug with matchin okeechobee craw
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#2913137 - 08/19/12 06:30 PM Re: Favorite River/Creek Smallie Bait? [Re: catman529]
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 Originally Posted By: catman529
 Originally Posted By: Kimberman
Live baits cheatin!
I didn't know fishing was a game? I thought it was about catching fish. Smallie fight just as hard when caught on live bait...
Have to agree with Kimberman here.Ive caught em on live bait,but seems to easy,more fun to trick em.JMO Kinda like shooting a doe with a gun,easy.
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#2913796 - 08/20/12 09:46 AM Re: Favorite River/Creek Smallie Bait? [Re: Football Hunter]
catman529
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 Originally Posted By: Football Hunter
 Originally Posted By: catman529
 Originally Posted By: Kimberman
Live baits cheatin!
I didn't know fishing was a game? I thought it was about catching fish. Smallie fight just as hard when caught on live bait...
Have to agree with Kimberman here.Ive caught em on live bait,but seems to easy,more fun to trick em.JMO Kinda like shooting a doe with a gun,easy.
hey I bass fish with artificials 95% of the time. I just did yesterday in fact. So I am not dissing lure fishing - just saying that live bait is in no way cheating. Shooting a doe with a gun aint cheating either. Just depends on whether you would rather trick the fish, or just feel a big one pull your line. I love the fight of a smallmouth which is why they are my favorite black bass species. They fight just as good when hooked on a live crawfish or minnow.
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